Accidents involving trucks are more likely to cause fatalities compared to crashes involving passenger vehicles. This is because trucks are larger and heavier than passenger vehicles. Therefore, truck drivers in Georgia need to be careful to stay alert and focused on road conditions while operating their vehicles. In addition to driver fatigue and distraction, weather conditions and mechanical issues are common causes of truck crashes.
Debris on the road can also play a role in causing a truck accident to occur. If a driver is impaired or otherwise in poor health while behind the wheel, he or she is more likely to get into a crash. These crashes could lead to serious consequences for truckers and any surrounding motorists. In the event that an accident occurs, a truck driver should come to a stop in a safe location.
After assessing the situation, police should be called to the scene. This can be done either from the truck or from another location if a driver suspects a gas leak or other risk to his or her health. If there are injured victims in the aftermath of a crash, they should not be moved as this could make existing injuries even worse.
Large truck accidents could leave victims with serious injuries. These injuries may prevent a person from going back to work or school. When drunk, tired or otherwise negligent drivers cause motor vehicle accidents, accident victims may be compensated for their injuries. They may also be compensated for any property destroyed in the crash. An attorney may help an accident victim throughout the filing process.